May 2020

Will We See You in Aspen This Fall?

Every fall since 2007, the Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange has been presented in-person at Aspen Meadows. Welcome to the new normal. This year's Exchange will offer a first-ever online pass so that participants may choose to meet in-person or online.

We will let all presenters and attendees know by no later than August 28 (30 days before) if this year’s event will be a mix of in-person and online presentations, or if the Exchange will only be online. Regardless, there WILL be a 14th Rocky Mt. Utility Exchange and PREFERABLY with most of us there in-person and others having the option to “listen in” to see what they are missing. But if we can’t meet in-person due to circumstances beyond our control, we all will AT LEAST meet online from our home offices.

We understand your organization's travel plans may be in flux due to current industry challenges. But go ahead and register anyway. Our cancellation and refund policy remains the friendliest in the industry. Any attendee may cancel registration with full refund and no penalty fees if you notify us by Friday, Sept. 25 (i.e., the business day before the conference starts) and any sponsor may cancel their registration by Friday, Aug. 28.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Aspen this fall.

Ed Thomas & Tiger Adolf,

14th Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange, Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2020

Learn Online What's Driving Transportation Electrification Initiatives on May 19

Learn how utilities, government agencies, and solution providers are developing and implementing programs and activities to achieve the State of Colorado's ambitious goal of 940,000 EVs on the road by 2030. This webinar/podcast will offer insight on what has already been accomplished, offer an overview of planning underway with a focus on the role of utilities, and take a shallow dive into topics and challenges utilities continue to face in transportation electrification.

Several panelists will offer a snapshot of what they plan to present in greater detail at the 14th Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange this fall. The free webinar/podcast on May 19 will follow this 90-minute format:

  • Snapshot Panel. Up to 6 presentations of up to 5 minutes each on this “hot topic” (up to 30 minutes)
  • Industry Discussion. Questions and comments between presenters and all webinar registration (up to 30 minutes)
  • Utility Exchange. Candid roundtable discussion among only those webinar registrants who are with a private, public or cooperative-owner utility. All other attendees will be dismissed before this portion of the agenda begins. (up to 30 minutes)

Recordings of the Snapshot Panel and Industry Discussion will be made available to anyone at no charge via the website and all podcast platforms. The utility-only portion of the agenda will not be recorded or transcribed to respect the confidentiality of the participants.

Learn More and Register

Registration is Open

It's not too early for attendees and sponsors to register for the Exchange and reserve a guest room at Aspen Meadows (we will sell out). Details are at

Organizations in the News

Power Plant of the Future is Right in Your Home

Bryan Hannegan, CEO of Holy Cross Energy is quoted in a Wired magazine story that talks about the Basalt Vista affordable housing project that can act as a microgrid was the subject of a workshop at last year's Exchange. Read the full article in Wired HERE.

Holy Cross

Rich Philip Named Executive Director of PLMA

Rich Philip became Peak Load Management Alliance's Executive Director on May 1. In addition, Judy Knight became PLMA’s Chief Development Officer. Ed Thomas continues as Operations Director, and Tiger Adolf as Member Services Director. Learn more HERE.


CLEAResult Launches Virtual Assessment

CLEAResult is the first to bring a fully-featured Virtual Assessment and Assurance offering to market.The offering goes beyond a simple video call with an energy advisor. Virtual Assessment and Assurance is a live, augmented reality remote-support platform with built-in tools that enable professional energy assessments and post-assessment quality checks to be conducted from a distance. Read the full article HERE.


Archive Presentations Are Free to Everyone

Whether you attended last year's Exchange or not, the archives are available to you. If you attended, we can't think of a better way to allow you to share what you learned with others. If you weren't there, this is the place to learn what you missed. Please bookmark this page and if it asks for a username and password please know that you can create a free user profile if you don't already have one. 2019 workshop topics included:

13th Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange
  • Residential Customer Engagement Tactics
  • Combining Healthy Homes with Energy Efficiency
  • Holy Cross Energy's 70/70/30 Initiative
  • Electrification of Transportation
  • Transitioning to Renewable Energy
  • Energy Resilience in the Face of Fire
  • Low-Income Access to Local Renewables

Full agenda with presentation links for the 2019 event are available at

Visit the Archives Here

14th Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange, Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2020

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